Photography by Derek and Debbie
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You create the moment just once... we'll capture it twice! Our style is a blend of contemporary, traditional and reportage, and very definitely unobtrusive, ensuring we capture your special day.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
- We are a fun and energetic husband and wife team providing distinctive images to discerning clients using fresh and creative story telling techniques capturing the biggest day of your lives from two perspectives... his and hers, romance and details! Derek and Debbie have been photographing and filming weddings for 15 years in some of the world’s most beautiful locations – from the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia to country manors in Wales, castles in England and Scotland, mountains, gardens and winelands in the Cape, and the beautiful beaches and exclusive safari camps throughout Southern Africa. We are based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, but are happy to travel to any destination in the UK or abroad. We love colour! Cameras have evolved so much over time and technology is so advanced we can capture millions of pixels in fabulous, bright, colour - you won't find us desaturating the colour from your pictures, we use the light to capture every beautiful moment in bright, real-life colour. Samples of our weddings can be seen on http://www.photographybyderekanddebbie.com however we would love to meet you in real-life and you can get to know us behind the camera and we can get to know you in front of the camera! Every Bridebook couple will receive a free 'engagement shoot' on our first meeting so you can get a feel for our style and personalities - if you like us and want to book us, fabulous! If not, no hard feeling, you still get to keep your pre-wedding pics! We really love what we do and we hope it shines through in our work! We hope we can capture the uniqueness of your special day, give us a call or email us to tell us what you are planning and we’ll tailor a photography package to suit you. We are also fully qualified and licensed drone operators, with a current CAA license (of course fully insured) so we can get a birds eye view of your wedding day too, which is a fun added bonus to booking us!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established1997# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team2Public Liability InsuranceYes
Location & Contact Details
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
We were the photographers & videographers for a "Just the Two of Us" wedding on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia - we were the guests, the witnesses and we documented the day in picture and film - it was truly an honour and the only wedding we have ever filmed that was really as small as bride, groom, minister and us!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, reportage, timeless, creative, relaxed
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our BrideBook Shortlist for Photographer of the Year 2017!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Relax and have fun with the planning, there is no need to stress, if the little details you had your heart set on don't quite work out, it's not serious!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A beautiful bridal bouquet with little lockets with photographs of grandparents/parents who had passed away.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We like to meet up with the bridal couple, either in our home or at their venue to have a coffee and a chat about their dream day. We like to get to know them and their love story! After they've decided we are a good match and have booked us we like to set a date for the pre-wedding shoot (which is included in all our photography packages) as it's a great way for them to feel comfortable in our presence, for them to see how we work and for us to get to know one another!
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The First Kiss at the altar - it is a moment in time captured forever - it represents their union and cannot be taken again!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
The bridal rings in a Hindu Girls Hair - her hair was dressed and knotted into a million flowers and hung all the way down her back - it was extremely beautiful, but the poor bride had such a headache as it was a very heavy head dress!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Describe how you got into photography.
Derek started filming and photographing white water rafting from a kayak on the Zambezi River, and then progressed to bungi jumping, elephant back safaris and helicopter adventures... when we moved to the UK in 2000 the adrenalin sports weren't as abundant, and, as we had photographed and filmed several friend's weddings in Zimbabwe, (Debbie as Derek's assistant!) we started to do it commercially in the UK! After several years as the assistant, Debbie has come into her own and you now get two very experienced wedding photographers for the price of one! Two angles and two perspectives! His and hers, romance and details!
- Bridebook Gift: Free Drone (aerial) footage or photography for all Bridebook Brides!